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My 14 yr old son has a redened area on his stomach about the

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My 14 yr old son has a redened area on his stomach about the size of a quarter. It feels hard to the touch, and has a pinpoint scab in the middle What could this be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  4ren6 replied 8 years ago.
Does it look like a bulls eye. How long has he had it on him. Any fever.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I It kindof looks like a bullseye,no fever, he's had it since Thursday 12/4/08
Expert:  4ren6 replied 8 years ago.

Any pus coming from the area.........?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

No puss

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I did not get your answer??
Expert:  4ren6 replied 8 years ago.

Sounds to be an insect bite. My thoughts come to that of a tick. Most often these will look like a bulls eye target with a dot in the center. If he is running no fever at this time and continues to have it tomorrow then I would suggest to have him seen by a doctor for a check of it. Tick bites can carry lyme disease. It could also be the beginning of a boil or carbuncle. Reply if needed.

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Expert:  4ren6 replied 8 years ago.

Let me add to use a warm compress for the time being and see if this helps with the symptoms.